94% of positive COVID cases in Scotland successfully followed self-isolation guidelines, says research
Compliance with self-isolation was high among survey participants although additional behavioural measures show building on support and guidance could help even more people in Scotland self-isolate successfully, according to a new report by the Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen).
Children with poor mental health three times as likely not to pass five GCSEs
Children experiencing poor mental health while at secondary school are three times as likely not to pass five GCSEs including Maths and English, a major new study led by researchers at the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) has found.
NatCen to investigate impacts of COVID-19 on UK LGBT+ communities
Researchers from the National Centre for Social Research will assess the COVID-19 pandemic’s ongoing impact on UK LGBT+ communities, and how the LGBT+ voluntary and community sectors can be best supported to respond.
Has COVID-19 shifted public attitudes? Not yet at least, finds survey
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed everyday life and seen unprecedented government intervention in the economy and society. Yet the public’s views on welfare, public spending and individual freedoms have scarcely changed since the pandemic began, a new post-lockdown survey by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) reveals today.
However, the government’s decision to spend money on keeping people in jobs, and on increased welfare benefit for those without one, does match a changed public mood that was already in evidence before the pandemic.
Rising job insecurity during pandemic linked to mental distress – but furlough protected wellbeing of employees in insecure work
Employees facing increased job and financial insecurity at the onset of the pandemic suffered a wave of mental distress, according to research published today by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen).